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vote that is behind it. five more states -- five states have already joined, hawaii, illinois, maryland, new jersey and washington. massachusetts could be the 6th. they are looking at it in california, colorado, rhode island and vermont. the thought is if you get enough states if you get states that have a total of 271 electorial votes and they sign onto the compact and that will be our electors will cass their ballots for whoever wins the national majority vote. essentially the way it would work is eleven states could ban together and elect the president, eleven states. >> reporter: if you really think about it look at 1984. walter mondale won minnesota. but under that program minnesota wouldn't have had a voice because all the electorial votes would have gone to ronald reagan. they end uptaking away the voice of all the other states, massachusetts, for example. megyn: is this a democratic thing versus a republican. are the people behind in national popular vote democrats that want to change the system. they keep referring back to 2000 what happened between bush and gore. >> reporter:
van hol lan from maryland, he has rocketed through the ranks. he has his work cut out for him in this election cycle. the republicans are poised to make fairly big gains in the house. that can all change, that's the way it looks right now. michael barona, he's the guy who knows about this more than anybody. he believes there is a 50-50 chance the republicans might take control of the house. there is a pretty good chance that some of the young guns, the young faces you'll be seeing, you'll be seeing again after the elections. by the way we'll hear from some of them tonight on special report with bret baier, we did interviews, talked to democrat -bs,wedemocrats,. shannon: that will be a tough one for chris van hol lana congressman who is tasked with pulling this off if the democrats don't do well. >> reporter: everybody sees that this is an unusual wave that is building. baron who i turn to as one of the brightest guys when it comes to forecasting how the house and senate are going to do in a coming election, he says he's not seen anything quite like it since 94, and he says the
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